2020 Mercedes-Benz SLC 300 vs. 2019 Porsche 718 Boxster | NewCars.com

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2020 Mercedes-Benz SLC 300 vs. 2019 Porsche 718 Boxster Review

New 2020 Mercedes-Benz SLC 300

2020 Mercedes-Benz
SLC 300

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New 2019 Porsche 718 Boxster

2019 Porsche
718 Boxster

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MSRP*
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$49,950
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$59,000 to $82,800
Invoice* $46,953 --
MPG - City 23 19 - 21
MPG - Hwy 32 25 - 28
Engine(s) Inline-4 Horizontal
Seating Capacity 2 2
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Convenience
The Mercedes-Benz SLC 300 will require fewer stops at the gas station than the Porsche 718 Boxster, making it more convenient to drive.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). Based on MSRP, the Mercedes-Benz SLC 300 is clearly a better financial choice over the Porsche 718 Boxster. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Mercedes-Benz SLC 300 carries a much lower Destination Charge than the Porsche 718 Boxster.

Dimensions
The Mercedes-Benz SLC 300 is about the same width as the Porsche 718 Boxster. If you go with the Mercedes-Benz SLC 300, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Porsche 718 Boxster.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque, the Mercedes-Benz SLC 300 doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Porsche 718 Boxster.

Handling
The Mercedes-Benz SLC 300 has a larger turning radius than the Porsche 718 Boxster, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Mercedes-Benz SLC 300 is significantly less powerful than the Porsche 718 Boxster. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Mercedes-Benz SLC 300 and the Porsche 718 Boxster. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries into the Mercedes-Benz SLC 300 as you will in the Porsche 718 Boxster.

Warranty
The Mercedes-Benz SLC 300 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Porsche 718 Boxster.